Minecraft lead designer Jens Bergensten has confirmed that the 1.5 update to Minecraft, known as the Redstone update, will be released in early March.
"Minecraft 1.5 will be released in roughly 2 weeks, early March," said Bergensten on Twitter.
The Redstone update was announced at Minecon 2012 last November and will bring numerous fixes to the game, including a new rendering engine and support for HD texture packs. There's also a tweaked inventory system, a scoreboard, and more detailed death messages. The Minecraft wiki has a full list of planned changes.
Last month it was announced that the Minecraft series has now sold more than 20 million copies.
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